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Can a f-2 visa holder request for status termination to re-marry a US citizen?

If someone came to the US with F-2 visa while she and her husband(F-1 visa holder) are not US citizens nor permanent residences, and their marriage happened in their home country, can she(F-2 visa ...
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Should foreigners file divorce in the US if they would do it in their home country's embassy in the US?

If two foreigners come to the US with F-1 and F-2 visas, while they got married in their home country, if they file a divorce request in their own country's embassy and it gets approved and they get ...
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Will F-2 visa holder lose her/his status the day s/he files divorce/summery dissolution?

I searched on the Google and found out both divorce and summary dissolution filing seem to take 6 months to be approved/legally accepted. So what would be the status of someone whose visa is a ...
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Expat resident in Ireland and trading Vanguard Index Funds while visiting United States

I'm a US (California) Citizen currently working/living in Ireland on a visa. I am currently in the United States (California) visiting my parents. I own some index funds on Vanguard. I want to trade ...
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Can I marry an Italian citizen if I am in Italy on an overstayed tourist visa?

So I am an American citizen in Italy with my Italian girlfriend whom I plan to marry. I came to Italy on a Schengen tourist visa but I have overstayed the visa by 40 days. Is it possible to get ...
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Asylum for spouse of American citizen

I am an American citizen and I have been living in Ukraine for a large portion of my life. I am married to a Ukrainian citizen and due to the war here I am evaluating what I can do . What I want to ...
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When concurrent filing, can an I-485 be flied online and if so do you do it from the same USCIS account used to file the i-130?

I am a US Citizen. I have an account with USCIS that I used to file the I-130 for my marriage to my wife. Do I file the I-485 (Green Card application / Permanent Resident) on my USCIS account to do ...
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Second form of ID for USPS form 1583 for American living abroad?

US virtual postal mail services require the customer to provide the US Postal Service form 1583 which authorizes the mail service to receive physical mail on behalf of the customer. Form 1583 requires ...
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What is the next Step after applying for a CRBA --

I am trying to figure out what is the next step after getting completed with the CRBA for my daughter that was born abroad. She was provided an American passport and currently resides in the United ...
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Best way forward for married veteran and caregiver couple to immigrate to Canada from US

Is there a path to permanent residency for a married couple (a disabled veteran, and his full-time caregiver wife) to move to Canada from the US? I've been over the Immigration and Citizenship pages ...
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Can a USA citizen marry a British citizen while on a 5 year NATO/Relevant civilian visa

Can anyone tell me if my boyfriend needs to apply for a marriage visitor visa while working in the UK on a relevant civilian employee of NATO forces? I was told by someone online that two visas can’t ...
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Ways for a retired US citizen to spend more than ninety days in Austria?

Web pages that talk about visas for Austria tend to tell me how to get the type of visa they assume I want (or tell me I don't need one). Even the most detailed I found didn't have an option that ...
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Getting a 婚姻要件具備証明書 (Certificate of Eligibility for Marriage)

I am in Tokyo and I am a US citizen. I would like to become a member of the online marriage agency Pairs Engage, but they require uploading a 独身証明書, i.e. proof that one is single. Since I am a US ...
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Flying to US with baby

I am a US citizen living in the UK on ILR visa. I have recently had a baby in July 2021. I have been unable to get an appointment at the US embassy to register his birth (CRBA) or apply for his first ...
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Non-EU Person living in Germany but working in Austria

I've been trying to find the answer to this question on the internet but not finding anything helpful. The EU calls this situation a "cross-border commuter", but all their advice assumes the ...
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Can a Canadian citizen, with a US Green Card, work remotely for his Canadian (private) employer, but reside permanently in the USA?

I'm wondering if my wife (a US citizen) and I (a Canadian citizen) and our two young children (both Canadian citizens) can move to the US to reside, while I keep my current job working for a Canadian ...
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Visa for four month company training in the UK—me and wife

I am a US citizen who joined a company based in the US. The company is separate from the parent company, which is based in the UK. The parent company did the hiring and wants me to come to London for ...
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My father, a US citizen, was sponsoring me and dies before I traveled to U.S

My father went to US when I was just a year old with my other siblings. My Mom and I were left behind and many years passed. He decided to sponsor me in 2017 when i was 22. I got my DNA test in ...
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US Citizen Overstayed German Tourist Visa while applying for Family Reunification Visa

My husband and I are both American citizens and moved to Germany approximately 5 months ago. I have a work visa from my job, but my husband does not (he's received a work-study offer, pending his ...
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U.S. naturalization: 5 years vs. 3 years married, which faster/smoother?

I am about to apply for U.S. naturalization and qualify for two of the eligibility criteria, namely, both : "I am at least 18 years of age and have been a lawful permanent resident of the United ...
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US/EU dual citizen, move to the Netherlands while working for US company

I work remotely for a US company and am currently located in Houston. I am an American citizen. I happen to have a Spanish citizenship, hence am also a EU citizen. How feasible would it be to continue ...
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UK Citizen attending school in UK with American spouse, which visa does the spouse need?

My UK citizen spouse has been living in the US with me for over 10 years (I’m American). He just got into a UK Graduate program. Our plan is to get the degree and then return to the USA afterwards. ...
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Does a Norwegian company with work in Norway, who hires a U.S. citizen in U.S. (not expat) as remote independent contractor, have to file 1099?

I am a U.S. citizen based in the U.S., working remotely as an independent contractor for Norwegian companies with work in Norway (interpreting and voice over). I have to pay taxes on my income in the ...
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Does a 6013(g) election subject one to FATCA requirements?

Consider a non-US citizen who is married to a US citizen. The non-US citizen is not a US resident for income tax purposes, but the couple have elected under section 6013(g) of the Internal Revenue ...
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US citizen marrying UK citizen, planning to live in UK and work with US company

I'm a US Citizen, and work for a US company. I'm engaged to a UK citizen and plan on moving to the UK. My company is willing to keep me on, but I dont know what visa or work authorizations I need ...
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Can a US citizen work remotely for a US company while in Japan as a dependent?

I'm a US citizen who's been working in Japan under a working visa. I quit my job and am considering changing my visa status to a dependent of my wife. As the market for skilled work in Japan is ...
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Taxation for US Citizen remote work for Swiss startup

I am a US citizen based in the US. I have an opportunity to work with a Swiss startup. I am wondering what my tax obligation is for 1) salary and 2) any equity in the company that fully vests. Do I ...
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My fiance's dad and grandmother were born in the UK. Would he qualify for a visa based on his dad's place of birth?

My fiance's dad was born in Cambridge (UK) while his dad was in the US airforce and his mom was a local (UK born). Would he qualify for a visa based on his dad's place of birth and grandmothers? His ...
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Bringing Orphan siblings to the US

A permanent resident married to a US citizen has non-USC minor siblings abroad (Brazil). In case the PR's parents pass away, and the siblings come under legal guardianship of the PR, what options does ...
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Can a US citizen work remotely for a Canadian company? What are the legal, tax and immigration standards?

I am a US citizen, in the process of applying for a Canadian residence visa (I plan to move to Canada). Having a job offer in hand during the application process definitely would help my chances of ...
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If I’m a dual-citizen working for an American company while living in France, where do I pay taxes?

Planning a move soon and I am trying to figure out the minutiae. Technically I’m a citizen of another Schengen country, not France. I believe I read that the US will count a certain level of income ...
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Do you need to submit the original US passport while renewing OCI in India?

If you are renewing OCI card for minor in India, do you need to submit the original US passport? If yes, do we need to submit both old and new US passports?
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What options exist to take care of minor children when out of boarding schools?

Assuming, we reside out of US and our child is a US citizen by birth. We wish to send our child to US boarding school at age of 16 for 11th and 12th grade. Then we wish our child pursues undergraduate ...
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Can a 14-year-old US citizen living abroad with non-US citizen parents come to US for high school study if both parents have no objection?

Can a 14-year-old US citizen living abroad with non-US citizen parents come to US for high school study if both parents have no objection (and no US visa to accompany the child to the US)? Parents ...
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N-400 question about "being a member of The Communist Party" and association with the Democratic Socialists of America

There is a question on the US N-400 Application for Naturalization form that asks: 10. Have you EVER been a member of, or in any way associated (either directly or indirectly) with: A. The Communist ...
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US family sponsorship queue query

I was discussing with one of my friends about the US family sponsorship for non-immediate relatives. There are per country caps which is no more than 7% per country. That means people from one country ...
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Is older birth certificate format a valid document to renew US passport if birth certificate format change?

Will US consulates accept a birth certificate for my child if the birth certificate format is revised by law, but my child has an older format of birth certificate? It turns out every decade the ...
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What options exist if H1B expires before obtaining OCI for US born child?

If Parents are Indian citizens on H1B and H1B expires soon after giving birth to child in US. Parents wish to apply for OCI for their child but since OCI takes 60 days to arrive, but parents cannot ...
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Immigation USA/Switzerland

I am in a long-distance relationship with my girlfriend. We know that marriage would be the simplest solution, but we would prefer to live together for a longer period before we take this step. ...
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If my US-citizen spouse visits Canada with me, can I then sponsor her for permanent residency?

I am a dual US/Canada citizen living in the United States. My wife is a US citizen only. We have both occasionally talked about whether it would be possible for us to move to Canada at some point in ...
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U.S. expat working for a U.S. employer: Do I need work authorization for the country I reside in?

I am a US citizen living in an EU country (Poland), and I've been living here for close to a year residing with a National D type visa. I have been offered a remote job at a US institution, but they ...
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US tax for Expats, where no double taxation treaty exists (Vietnam)?

This page states that: If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien, the rules for filing income, estate, and gift tax returns and paying estimated tax are generally the same whether you are in the ...
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Do Americans need approval from the United States government in order to become Canadians?

A family member living in the states is considering a move to Canada. He has rights to apply for citizenship there in an expedited manner, since he is descended from a Canadian citizen. He has been to ...
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Visas for a couple to move to France and form a micro-entreprise

My wife and I are planning to move to France as soon as possible. I think the best option would be if I got a profession libérale visa and then formed a micro-entreprise. What I'm not sure about is ...
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Should a US dual-citizen with no ties in the US submit form 2555 with "bona fide" or "physical presence" test?

Form 2555 can be submitted with either "Bona Fide Residence Test" or "Physical Presence Test". Which option should be chosen by a dual-citizen who never had any ties in the US?
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UK Work Visa requirements for US citizen working for EU branch of US company

Recently I have transferred to an EU branch (Netherlands) of a US based company. I am a US citizen with a US passport. As part of the transfer I was sponsored and approved for residency/work permit ...
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Impact of anti-depressant prescription on application for US citizenship

I am currently in the US on a green card. I have now been in the US for around 7 years, and on an employer sponsored green card for 3 years. I have just used an online service to get an SSRI ...
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Consequences of FATCA for US expats

Can any US citizens/tax-persons, resident outside the US, confirm that they (or Americans they know) can't open a residence-country bank account due to FATCA (or have had their existing acc. closed by ...
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US-citizens unemployment-benefits Virginia while visiting aboard

I am a US citizen who has been on Qatar since January 2018 on Visitor Visa till today July/7/2020. I was staying in Qatar to visit family and complete an online master program. During this time I ...
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If a dual France-US citizen gets drafted by both France and the US in the event of a war, must the individual join the French or the US army?

If a dual France-US citizen gets drafted by both France and the US in the event of a war, must the individual join the French or the US army? If both, can they avoid getting fined/jailed/punished for ...
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